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Job ID: 
1718007
Job Function: 
IT
Operations
Location: 
Parsippany, New Jersey United States
Brand / Resort: 
Wyndham Hotel Group
Schedule: 
Full-time

Vice President, Systems Strategy & Business Integration

14 May 2018

Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide. We’re a hospitality powerhouse, with 19 iconic brands united by the most generous and simplest rewards program in the business, Wyndham Rewards.

We are driving the democratization of travel by transforming to deliver better value for the everyday traveler. We believe travelers deserve great experiences and real value, and our portfolio – including our strength in economy and midscale hotels – delivers that.

Our global portfolio consists of more than 8,000 hotels and over 697,600 rooms in 77 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.

Wyndham Rewards, ranked number one hotel rewards program for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 50 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally.


Summary

The Vice President of Systems Strategy and Business Integration is responsible for developing the information technology systems business strategy and systems integration actions for acquired companies in the Wyndham Hotel Group.    This role has three senior direct reports (Director and Vice President level) in Distribution Systems, Digital Systems, and Franchise Operations with an extended global team.  The role will work closely with every function in Information Technology and across the business to create application and business architectures.  The everyday responsibilities will include:

 

 

Systems Strategy Responsibilities:

  • Be an evangelist for change – WHG IT has an opportunity to envision, deliver, and support systems in a business aligned and nimble way; this role will help drive that change

  • Determine impact of business systems decisions on technical architecture

  • Develop the overall IT strategy in alignment with the business strategy

  • Ensure business support effectiveness by collaborating across IT towers to ensure effective IT service delivery
  • Provide insight on hospitality technology advancements and competitor landscape

  • Communicate the company’s technology strategy to internal and external stakeholders

  • Build relationships and interact with business partners across the digital, franchise operations, and distribution systems areas

  • Hold their teams and partners accountable for project / program delivery

  • Coach and mentor other IT professionals in the organization

     

Business Integration Responsibilities:

  • Lead system due diligence activities

  • Plan and implement post-merger integration activities

  • Identify synergies in IT infrastructure, application integration or rationalization, and operating models

  • Build out and support transition service agreements post close

  • Deliver industry, market and competitor research

  • Providing guidance and analytical support for the organization regarding new strategic initiatives and strategic plan execution

Qualifications

Cultural Competencies

 

Building Trust

  • Develops and champions initiatives that foster open communication

  • Challenges the status quo and evaluates the effectiveness and impact of communication initiatives

  • Behaves consistent with organizational vision and values

  • Demonstrates personal accountability and holds others accountable

  • Develops and sponsors programs that promote associates

Communication

  • Creates a sense of excitement and commitment around the message being communicated

  • Models an open and honest communication style to create an environment of empowerment

  • Communicates in a timely manner

  • Presents arguments clearly

  • Fosters open communication and candid discussions with people at all levels of the organization

 

Count On Me!

  • Creates a customer-focused environment in the organization

  • Develops and strengthens customer relationships and loyalty

  • Establishes business direction taking into account customer’s long-term and short-term needs

  • Becomes a critical element of the customer’s value chain & decision making process

Innovation

  • Creates opportunities and leads change

  • Views opportunities in terms of their potential long term impact on the organization

  • Encourages innovation and creativity within the team and the business
  • Motivates others to change by demonstrating own changed behavior

Background Required

  • MS/BS in Information Technologies, Business Management or related field
  • 15+ years experience managing complex projects through lifecycle
  • At least 3 years experience in the hospitality industry
  • Strong understanding of multi-platform/services architecture
  • Experience in managing enterprise architecture and business process improvement teams
  • Strong business writing and communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask across multiple projects and work streams

  • Ability to articulate leading business issues and trends, including the associated technology implications within one or more industries

  • Strong program management skills with experience managing complex and business critical programs

  • Demonstrated experience in business process improvement, leveraging information and technology

  • Ability to work independently and manage complex teams

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills


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